As from the 21st May 2004 under Regulation 4 of the 'Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2006', if you own, occupy, manage or have responsibilities for non-domestic premises, which may contain asbestos, you will either have a:
The Emergency Services need to be aware that Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM's) are in the premises so they can take the appropriate precautions in an emergency.
As a duty holder, under Regulation 4 of the 'Control of Asbestos at work Regulations 2006', you will be required to:
For further information visit the Health and Safety Executive website at www.hse.gov.uk or contact Dorset Fire and Rescue Service on 01305 252652.
The Fire Service is empowered by Section 7 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004 to make:
"A fire and rescue authority must also put in place effective arrangements for receiving and responding to calls for help and for obtaining information which it needs to carry out its functions"
It is understood that your premises/site may contain ammunition, firearms and/or similar hazardous materials, such as cartridges or fireworks.
The Fire Service requests that this information be passed to them for their sole use should the need arise to identify hazards that firefighters may face should they attend an incident at or near to this address.
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